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Seiki, Sumer; Gray, Pennie L. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
This article describes the ways transformative curriculum making led to the creation of an immersive urban classroom ecosystem installation in a second-grade classroom. Both teachers and students engaged in science-based learning experiences through this immersive installation. Students' sensory learning experiences yielded a robust ecological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Urban Schools, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science
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Katch, Jane; Harrow, Sheryl; Lockney, Jackie; Baffa, Nancy; Fuchs, Juliana; Peters, Heather; Whitney, Steve; Inman, Katy; Diller, Susan; Lewenberg, Anne – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Teachers at a, mostly white, independent school met monthly for a year, discussing how to talk with children from pre-K through eighth grade about race. They looked at interactions that arose spontaneously in the classroom, from younger children's comments about skin color to racially tinged remarks in the older classes. Faculty members, who all…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Fornaciari, Aleksi – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
In educational research, the teaching profession is often treated as interaction located only in the classroom, with less attention to other aspects of school reality. Some studies, and the Finnish national curriculum (2014), suggest that the school system needs more practices that aim at negotiation, cooperation, and interaction with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Elementary School Teachers
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Casesa, Rhianna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Photo-elicitation interviewing (PEI) is a technique in which photographs are used within an interview context. In this paper, I describe the use of PEI as a means to examine the development of bicultural identity and sense of school belongingness of sixth-grade Latinx students in mainstream English-only (EO) and two-way immersion (TWI) elementary…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Photography
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Mitchell, Gloria – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Any activity that involves making choices entails the risk of failure, and the more personally meaningful the choices are, the more deeply felt the failure will be. Drawing on my experiences in supervising the self-chosen, long-term projects of my eighth-grade students, I argue that it is neither possible nor desirable to prevent young people from…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Decision Making, Risk, Grade 8
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Kloss, Dean – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Contemporary academic scholarship has devoted a tremendous amount of effort to documenting the prevalent standardized, formal schooling environment. Too little has been written about the persistence of small, independent progressive schools that have never stopped putting their students' individual needs and interests first. Peachtown Elementary…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Models
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Rozich, Elizabeth S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
This autoethnographic narrative explores the challenges and successes of employing critical pedagogy in an eighth-grade history classroom. Using the threads of teacher, scholar, and individual, the author shares the intellectual and emotional progression through hope, frustration, humility, and growth that this endeavor demanded. Further, this…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Educational Practices, History Instruction
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Gasoi, Emily; Hare, Abby; Mallaney,Norah; Stevens-Morin, Hanna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Descriptive Review, as developed by Patricia Carini and colleagues at the Prospect Center, is a process of deep observation and documentation that has proven to be an invaluable tool for teachers interested in gaining a more holistic view of their students and their work. In this article, a teacher educator and three classroom teachers share their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Student Evaluation, Observation
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D'Haem, Jeanne – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Recently, as many as 50,000 migrant children from Central America have entered the United States without their parents. Under federal law, public schools must enroll a child who lives in the community, regardless of his or her immigration status. Ming and her twin brother Chang enrolled in my district's elementary school. Ming would not speak,…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Children, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Disorders
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Haines, Shana J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This article describes a teacher-research project in which a class of fifth-grade English language learners demonstrated that learning about photography and using it as inspiration for their creative writing authenticated their writing task, helped them bring their outside-school worlds inside school, increased their enthusiasm for writing, and…
Descriptors: Photography, English Language Learners, Action Research, Writing (Composition)
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Hartman, Laura Pincus; Neame, Alexandra; Gedro, Julie – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
The purpose of this discussion is to explore how the educational and social philosophy of John Dewey offers insight for those involved in education evolution in emerging economies, with a particular emphasis on nurturing leaders who are capable of recognizing and responding effectively to the challenges of a globalized economy now and for the next…
Descriptors: Leaders, Leadership Training, Educational Development, Educational Philosophy
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Mitrano, Barbara S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This article continues and extends the conversation regarding an ethic of care as reflected by two male elementary school teachers. It seeks to discover ways in which these men approach and practice their teaching that demonstrate the ethic of care traditionally linked with women. This article looks in depth at two male teachers in an effort to…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Teachers, Caring, Masculinity
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Stitt, Nichole M.; Brooks, Nancy J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
Policy statements of the last two decades have directed schools to enter into partnerships with parents to enhance the social, emotional, and academic growth of their children. However, in practice and scholarship, parental involvement has been constructed as attendance to school-based activities and needs. This article draws on data from an…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Case Studies, One Parent Family
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Stearns, Clio – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
This article examines the idea of loss in relation to elementary education. The goal is to show the importance of teachers attending to their students' individual experience and, in particular, to the ways schools can make children feel lost or found. The article relies primarily on classroom narratives, focusing heavily on stories about one…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary Education, Classroom Environment, Psychiatry
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Casesa, Rhianna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
By examining the potential of purposefully implemented critical bicultural pedagogy (CBP) for student empowerment, this article responds to "Culture and Power in the Classroom: Educational Foundations for the Schooling of Bicultural Students" by Antonia Darder (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2012). Using a theoretical framework based upon…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity
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